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Saitek PC Gaming Keyboard - Page 3 of 4


DISASSEMBLY
Don't you just love to take things apart? Let's get started..


 
Command Pad Opened Up




The Command Pad is held together by four screws on its underside. Two are visible in the wrist rest area and the other two are found underneath the rubber feet. The feet are held on with some good adhesive and they stay in place very well when put back on.

Command Pad LED Up Close




As you can see in the pictures above, there is just one LED illuminating the Command Pad. The LED is aligned right up against the edge of the acrylic plate (which is backed with an opaque white cloth-like material). The point of contact to the edge is aided by a small protrusion in the acrylic which seem to act as a channel of sorts to help in both focusing and spreading the LEDs light. Also, the backing material has a "dimpled" texture which I'm guessing helps to better diffuse the LED light. This diffusion effect makes for a very uniform glow so there are no "hotspots" or dim areas.

Keyboard Opened Up




As stated earlier, the keyboard housing is held together with four hex screws and a number of other philips screws. You do not need to remove the rubber feet of the keyboard in order to remove the hex screws.
 
Large LEDs And Wire Springs



The three large LEDs across the top are obviously for the caps, num, and scroll lock status indicators. While wire springs are common for most every keyboard's spacebar, they are not always present for some of the other large keys like the Return, Shift, and Ctrl keys. These springs even out the pressure you apply to the keys so that they don't tilt or wiggle over time if you press them on an edge/corner.

Next Page: Disassembly Continued & Conclusion

 


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